The word of God has much to say about the concept of a New World Order (NWO)…. We will be studying the NWO and it’s Biblical implications in a four part series…
Part #1 – The NWO – What is it? – Will it take place?
Part #2 – Past attempts at forming a NWO by force (The 7 World Empires)
Part #3 - Past attempts at forming a NWO by consensus (The Tower of Babel)
Part #4 - The Future NWO – Is the Lord pleased?
These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world. (Joh 16:33)
Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed. (Isa 53:4-5)
A Psalm of David. Bless the LORD, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name. Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits: Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases; Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies; Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things; so that thy youth is renewed like the eagle’s. (Psa 103:1-5)
In our previous studies we saw that the Lord was in opposition to all the attempts at a NWO. Why would this be?
First of all. In many of these cases, those attempting to form a NWO by force, were harming His people. He would not allow this to take place… Psa 91:14-16
Secondly, to date, every attempt to form a NWO has been motivated by a desire for power, wealth or glory. The Lord makes it plain that He is the One to be glorified, and honored. (Psa 118:128, Isa 42:8, Isa 48:10-11, Exo 34:14)
To receive glory, honor, and power we are to submit to His Lordship and then allow Him to exalt us according to His will. We are not to pridefully seek our own exaltation. (Luke 14:11, Oba 1:4, Jer 49:16)
He is the One that gives authority, power and glory. (1 Pet 5:6-7, Psa 89:15-18, Job 36:22)
Thirdly, remember the desired goals for a future NWO are universal peace, prosperity and decreasing of problems worldwide. And yet, the Lord makes it plain that these are given to mankind from the Lord. He is the source of these not a NWO in which man can bring them to himself. (peace – John 14:27, Psa 29:11, Psa 12:5; prosperity – Psa 1:1-3, 128:1-4, Josh 1:7-8; deliverance from problems – Psa 50:15, 34:1-4, Psa 91:15)
Also, many of these evils that the NWO is hoped to solve, will only be taken from the earth at the coming of Christ. (peace- 1 Thess 5:1-3, Matt 24:5-6, Isa 2:1-4 Isa 65:24-25; prosperity- Mark 14:7, Deut 15:11, Jer 31:12-13; deliverance from problems – John 16:33, Jer 8:15, Roms 8:16-19, Rev 21:1-4
THE PRACTICAL APPLICATION
In our texts two basic principles are brought forth…
First, it is a certainty, that due to the fallen nature of mankind, as long as we live in a sinful world there will be trials and troubles.
But, secondly, through the Lord Jesus Christ we can find peace in the midst of the storms of life, and in eternity we will find total deliverance from the trials we face.
“These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.” (Joh 16:33)
“A Psalm of David. Bless the LORD, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name. Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits: Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases; Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies; Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things; so that thy youth is renewed like the eagle’s.” (Psa 103:1-5)
How does the Lord bless us as we face our trials and deliver us in the future? Through His death on the cross, He made the payment for our sins and worked deliverance for us…
“Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.” (Isa 53:4-5)
How does sinful man receive the forgiveness of their sins and the promise of an eternity with Him?
Turn from your sins and come before the Lord, and trust only in Him for your salvation.
Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. (Joh 14:6)
Be it kNWOn unto you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom ye crucified, whom God raised from the dead, even by him doth this man stand here before you whole. This is the stone which was set at nought of you builders, which is become the head of the corner. Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved. (Act 4:10-12)
For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit: (1Pe 3:18)
Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ: By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God. (Rom 5:1-2)
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